On this blog you can find my ramblings about the baby Dear Jane's® (all 225 patterns).

I will regularly post a picture about the ‘babies’ that have been constructed. Each block is unique and belong to its maker, Jane A. Stickle, they are all derived from the original ‘mother’ quilt:

‘In War Times 1863 Pieces 5602 Jane A. Stickle’.

Dear Jane® Progress

Dear Jane Status

  A-1 A-2 A-3 A-4 A-5 A-6 A-7 A-8 A-9 A-10 A-11 A-12 A-13  
  B-1 B-2 B-3 B-4 B-5 B-6 B-7 B-8 B-9 B-10 B-11 B-12 B-13  
  C-1 C-2 C-3 C-4 C-5 C-6 C-7 C-8 C-9 C-10 C-11 C-12 C-13  
  D-1 C-2 D-3 D-4 D-5 D-6 D-8 D-9 D-10 D-11 D-12 D-13  
  E-1 E-2 E-3 E-4 E-5 E-9 E-10 E-11 E-12 E-13  
  F-1 F-2 F-3 F-4 F-10 F-11 F-12 F-13  
  G-1 G-2 G-3 G-4 G-11 G-12 G-13  
  H-1 H-2 H-3 H-4 H-5 H-9 H-10 H-11 H-12 H-13  
  I-1 I-2 I-3 I-4 I-5 I-6 I-8 I-9 I-10 I-11 I-12 I-13  
  J-1 J-2 J-3 J-4 J-5 J-6 J-7 J-8 J-9 J-10 J-11 J-12 J-13  
  K-1 K-2 K-3 K-4 K-5 K-6 K-7 K-8 K-9 K-10 K-11 K-12 K-13  
  L-1 L-2 L-3 L-4 L-5 L-6 L-7 L-8 L-9 L-10 L-11 L-12 L-13  
  M-1 M-2 M-3 M-4 M-5 M-6 M-7 M-8 M-9 M-10 M-11 M-12 M-13  

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Quilters Circle

Dear Jane,

In your honour we come together every so often to work on your Dear Jane Quilt. Each one of us, is making a replica. It is a planned get-together and we even time-tabled till the end of the year! I’m wondering if you attended a quilters circle or quilting bee. Did you piece with others while making all the baby Jane’s? It is sad that you didn’t keep a diary or journal when working on your quilt. It would answer so many of my questions.

Well last Saturday we Janiac’s came together again.

2012_03_10_DJ-circle1 Some of us are really far as you can see and others are just starting on this journey. Saturday I started on this block.

2012_03_10_DJ-circle I only have to finish appliquéing and than I will have completed another block. Another achievement! I also hope to find some time soon to finished putting on all the sashings on the other completed blocks. So that I too can show how my quilt is growing.

Jane, I would really like to thank you personally for providing me this creative outlet. It is really an inspirational project. A project where I can learn new skills and improve on old ones. I’m also happy that it gives me an opportunity to meet other quilters, who share  the same passion as me. Looking forward to meeting up with the other Janiac’s again in April. Hopefully, I will be able to show some more finished blocks Happy.

A big hug from me, Helen


  1. LOL - I hated putting that block together - both times!! enjoy your time with your friends and your blocks.

  2. Je hebt een prachtig blokje geproduceerd Helen. Het was weer gezellig zaterdag.